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HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, it cannot. Throat cultures are used to diagnose conditions such as strep throat, not HIV. The only way to diagnose HIV is with an HIV-specific test. There are HIV-diagnostic tests that use oral fluids and are obtained by swabbing the gums... Read more »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34... Read more »

candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Smoking: Burning Up Lives

"The culture of AIDS is a culture of smoking. While around 22 percent of Americans smoke, a recent study showed that up to 66 percent of people with HIV are lighting up. That's not all. People with HIV are at much greater risk of negative health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Docs' "Cultural Competence" May Boost HIV Care

Researchers have found that minority patients with HIV infection receive better care and have better outcomes if their doctors and healthcare providers are "culturally competent." The researchers defined cultural competence as a combination of... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Machismo

If you're Hispanic, you already know how common the culture of "machismo" is among Hispanics. Avoiding condoms, having a lot of sex partners and dominating women are still subtly encouraged. Homosexuality is for the most part still taboo. All of... Read more »
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Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 27 yo female, and met my boyfriend about two months ago (who has never been tested) and we've been having unprotected sex and sometimes oral. I got UTI a week after i met him. Went to the doctor and prescribed me cipro. And then about 6... Read more »

Scared of this sore throat at 116 days post exposure ?

Posted by Timmy, 1 Reply
Got tested 93,94 and 108 days by CMIA test - it came non reactive and also HIV RNA test at 108 days which was undetectable but I am again worried now after exhaustion, appetite loss , continuos sore throat and swollen lymph. And testing guidelines... Read more »

Sore Throat

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After two weeks possible exposure my boyfriend has a what his doctor says a very bad sore throat with swollen glands and he did a throat culture and he gets his results tomorrow.

I on the other hand am very scared because I was with someone who was... Read more »

SORE THROAT

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
It is 9 weeks that i have had a sore throat.(it started a week after exposure)its kind of unusual i feel a scratchy feeling mostly on the right side of my throat near my tonsils, kind of like something is stuck in there. ( no other symptoms) i have... Read more »